Friday, November 11, 2016

GSWPA honors veterans

A note from our CEO:
Suzane Buttery

As you already know, Girl Scouts has a long history of honoring the men and women who serve our country through the U.S. military. Girl Scout troops send letters and care packages to deployed soldiers. They organize special events celebrating veterans. One Girl Scout troop spent many hours cutting and sewing a special Quilt of Valor for a veteran in their community. Did you know that more than 43,000 boxes of our iconic cookies were sent to soldiers and veterans in 2016 on behalf of Girl Scouts in western Pennsylvania? From every corner of our council, Girl Scouts respect and revere military service.

Today is Veterans Day, the perfect time to recognize our council staff who have served our country. On behalf of everyone at GSWPA, thank you for your service to this great nation, and all you do to support Girl Scouts. We’re grateful for your leadership, and your courage and character inspire us all.


Mike Black
Patricia Burkart
Chief Executive Officer

When you see the following GSWPA staffers, be sure to thank them for their service!

Robert Curzi, Singing Hills Camp Ranger, U.S. Army, Tank Gunner 1985-1989

Suzane Buttery, GSWPA Recruitment Specialist, Air Force Active Duty, January 1998 – December
2008; Air Force Reserve, December 2008 – present

Mike Black, Resting Waters Camp Ranger, January 1, 1976 through May 1, 1995, retired from the United States Air Force at the rank of Master Sergeant.